The Indian Healthcare System and Right to Health
Updated: Jun 3, 2020
Authored by : Jenny Susan John and Neymat Chadha
Edited by : Kausumi Saha
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the underlying conditions surrounding India’s healthcare system today. With a population of over 1.33 billion people, India spends 3.66% of its total GDP on healthcare, out of which the total government expenditure is only 1.28%. In light of this unprecedented health crisis, this paper seeks to highlight the issues gripping healthcare in the country. Focusing on inequitable access and lack of affordability to basic healthcare services, it further highlights the pressing need to recognise Right to Health as a fundamental right.
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